D-Backs vs. Nationals Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nationals are -148 money line favorites over the Diamondbacks, who are +136 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7.5 runs with Zimmermann and Wade Miley on the hill.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Nationals opened as -152 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -148, while the Diamondbacks opened as +140 on the ML and have dropped to +136. Arizona is 41-35 overall and 20-19 on the road, while Washington is 38-38 overall and 21-15 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 66% of the betting public currently favors Washington. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Washington. According to latest MLB trends, Arizona is 0-4 last 4 as a road dog, 0 5 in Miley's last five starts during game 2 of a series and 3-7 last 10 as a road dog of +110 to +150. Washington is 23-8 last 31 Wednesday games, 23-8 in Zimmerman's last 31 home starts and 13-5 in Zimmermann's last 18 starts when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
The Nationals need to put together a winning streak to get back in the wild card race in the National League. They have their best pitcher on the mound in Jordan Zimmermann (10-3, 2.26 ERA), who has shut out teams in three of his last four starts. Wade Miley (4-6, 4.70 ERA) has been struggling and seeks his second win since May 8. He is 1-5 with a 6.40 ERA in his last eight starts. He allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings in his last start against Washington in 2012. Zimmermann has walked just 15 hitters in 107 2/3 innings. He has allowed just six runs in his three starts against Arizona lifetime but hasn't pitched against them this year. Washington is 5-1 last six against Arizona.
WEDNESDAY MLB FREE PICK: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -148